State Commission Not Entering Star Valley School Fray

Cheyenne, WY – The state School Facilities Commission will stay out of a local fight on where to build a new school in Lincoln County's Star Valley. The local school district has decided to locate a new elementary school in the town of Etna. But a group of Alpine residents has argued against the decision, saying explosive growth in their end of the valley makes Alpine the ideal location for the school. The school board has countered that Etna makes the most sense because it is centrally located. Wyoming School Facilities Commission Director Bubba Shivler says they are required by law to work with school districts alone, and have no mandate to do otherwise.